The Unenchanted Forest

July 27th, 2009

The Unenchanted Forest - Family Portrait

Nature just brings out the love, doesn’t it?

(submitted by Tony)

137 Responses to “The Unenchanted Forest”

  1. Dingbat says:

    It looks like it’s shopped because the little girl in the front isn’t exactly proportionate to the people in the back. I get that it’s foreground/background, but they’d have to be REALLY far back in order for her to appear so large.

    • CB says:

      You should try living in the real world sometime…….you may learn enough about perspective to realize photoshop doesn’t always have to be the answer.

  2. PurpleDragonZ says:

    Finally proof that Hansel and Gretal never did make it out of the woods… Love The Trees!

  3. Jim says:

    I actually dig this picture quite a bit. In fact, had they been cheesy and smiled it would have ruined it for me. Seldom does “ennui” work in a family photo. Especially here.

  4. FairyLover says:

    It’s my perfect idea of a family photo! I seriously LOVE it on so many levels! Ahead of it’ time for sure. Not awkward, just awesome =)

  5. William says:

    I want to laugh at the collective ennui, but at the same time, they are just SO… Damn…. COOL.

  6. They await the Watcher in the Rows.

  7. De Robinett says:

    Looks like the trees have taken over their bodies and are coming out all over!

  8. LINDA says:


  9. isobel says:

    I kinda like it. It’s got an artsy feel. Love the little girl’s expression. But it does look like it’s not really a family thing. haha

  10. Keara says:

    I love the way the little girl is posed in the front.

  11. Carol says:

    Looks like a creepy 80’s movie, “Children of the Trees” or something

  12. Peter says:

    Wow, I stumbled upon this without knowing my father had posted it. I wonder how many other people are freaked out when they see their face on this site. I’m the young boy in the photo and I too remember it being taken. Must have been around 1979. We have a version with us all smiling but it’s not nearly as good. Thanks Dad.

  13. marcy says:

    actually this pic isn’t half bad…very good..l………….ighting is good and the way everyone is scattered around….this actually looks like art or belongs in a magazine….

  14. Crystal C says:

    Is it sad that I actually like this picture?

  15. graphicartist2k5 says:

    this is what happens when people enter the disenchanted forest.

  16. Carol says:

    What they aren’t telling you is that this is actually in The Fire Swamp. We wouldn’t want to live there, but the trees are quite lovely.

  17. Ecocrafty says:

    I absolutely love this photo!

  18. Amy says:

    Thanks for posting this, Dad. How great to give the world a glimpse into my abnormal childhood and be able to read their comments! The posters are right, by the way – that windbreaker was awesome. Any chance you still have it?

  19. KC says:

    That tree is friggin’ awesome!

  20. Alekx says:

    I love this picture.
    It’s so 60’s or something.
    If that was my family portrait, I’d be proud.

  21. GasMoney says:

    more like forest of illusions.

  22. Summer says:

    I love everything about this one!

  23. norm says:

    somehow, they don’t look like the outdoors type

  24. JD## says:

    The kid in the back is the one that got lucky and won a golden ticket from willy wonka. Guess Grandpa Charlie had passed on by the time this pic was taken.

  25. Emma says:

    The mother seems to be just a floating torso.

  26. laurie says:

    I did always wonder what happened to all the kids the Others took on the Island….

    Looks like they time traveled too.

  27. Jessica says:

    I love this photo. I don’t really think that it is all that awkward compared to other photos on this site. It’s rather brilliant.

  28. Beth says:

    I think the caption should read “The Disenchanted Forest”

  29. Nappy says:

    The Children of the Corn Get Grounded!

  30. Jessica says:

    Looks like the Royal Tenenbaums!

  31. josh says:

    for all of you saying photoshop. Unless the mom and dad still dress like it is the 1970’s photoshop wasn’t around back then… Yes it could have recently been done, or created with other dark room techniques at that current period of time.

    However, it looks like a very “real” shot to me. Depending on the lens they used and the super wide depth of field, that girl is just very close to the camera. The branch is coming at us, but we can’t tell since everything is so crisp and in focus. Your eyes naturally would focus in and out in this photo, but since they took it with everything in focus, you don’t have a choice.

  32. bastet11 says:

    Woah..I feel like I am being pulled into the picture against my will.

  33. kwil says:

    the scale/perspective of this pic frightens me…
    the girl in front looks enormous!

  34. Tim says:

    Wouldn’t a better title for this photo be “A Disenchanted Forest”?

  35. parkit says:

    I kinda like this one…

  36. namesareforlosers says:

    I actually love this one. It has a “real” quality to it. I always hate when people say this but “not awkward at all.”

  37. Mike says:

    “ok… now nobody smile… perfect! got it!”

  38. Landisnetusa says:

    Songs From the Wood!

  39. emm says:

    unfortunately, ‘de plane, de plane’ landed on the wrong side of the island, meaning mr. roarke and tattoo were no where to be found…

  40. JD says:

    hahaha thats awesome. this totally looks like a band slbum cover for story songs about nature

  41. Crossbow Hannah who lsuperloves Photoshop says:

    if you look closely enough, you can see a little man holding a CROSSBOW in the trees. HAHA!!!! but maybe they’ve just photoshopped that in

  42. wreck says:

    “I see dead people”

  43. Lily says:

    “You said we’d see Hobbits in the Shire!”

  44. Wendy says:

    looks like an album cover for a family band in the 70’s

  45. pooper! says:

    I superlove the mom’s sunglasses…The kid on the left has kick a** hair, and dad’s jacket is rad.

    • Zabria says:

      And could the girl in front be any happier?

      • cowboy_fan says:

        I was laughing so hard at the “superlove” comment that my son thought I was having an attack. I couldn’t calm down to tell him I was fine and he went and got my older son to see if I was ok. Then, once I calmed down, I was walking down my hallway and started thinking about it again and almost fell down laughing. HILARIOUS!

  46. Frank says:

    Looks like a ’70’s album cover.

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